Stephanie Lenchard-Warren, also known as SLW, is a contemporary artist who works with the elements to explore the self in nature as well as the nature within the self.
Enamored by the natural world around her, Stephanie began making art inspired by her interaction with nature at a very young age. Born with a form of synesthesia that causes her to feel colors, SLW’s process is guided in vivid spectrums of emotion, expressing the way she experiences life through color and light. Stephanie attended the Art Institute of Chicago's Early College Program at the age of 16 and holds a BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work incorporates studies in botany, anatomy, totem lore, physics, astronomy, and elemental science.
Drawing from symbolisms, psychological and biological sciences, stories old and new, and her own experiences, SLW’s work underscores our inherent connections with nature and the roles animal personas and the elements play in our identities. Her work displays how intuition, symbolism, and understanding intersect to embody an empowering spiritual rendering of our natures, and the great web of life we are all connected by.
SLW lives with her wolfish dog, Cobalt, in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can follow their adventures on Instagram.